Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wishing everyone a happy and productive Summer Vacation

I wish to everyone a Happy and Productive Summer Vacation.

I just got a new job, writing the English blog for a website which teaches English on-line.
www.live-english.net


This post is about an organization that is giving back to Mother Earth.  Go here to read it.

http://www.live-english.net/blog/business-english/terry-kellogg-ceo-for-the-planet/

On a lighter side, here in culture is a post about The Beatles:
As The Beatles are my all time favorite rock and roll group, this post was very easy for me to write!
http://www.live-english.net/blog/culture/learn-about-the-beatles/

I am also writing the blog for the www.live-hebrew.net
This time we learn how to talk about the weather in Hebrew

http://www.live-hebrew.net/online/talking-about-the-weather-in-hebrew/

Have a great summer and check back to these blogs every week for more interesting posts!

Rachael Orbach




Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book Reports in June!

I have many different formats of book reports, so this one is a good one to share with you for the end of the year.  I usually give one in class book report, so have fun with this one!



Book Report

Your name ……………………………………………………
Name of the book ……………………………………………
The Author …………………………………………………..
Did you enjoy reading the book?  Yes / No   Why ……………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………
Do you have the book in class?    Yes  /  No

Choose one (only one) of the following as a topic for your book report.  Remember to relate to all aspects of the question.  Use correct language, spelling and punctuation.
(60 points for content, 12 for vocabulary, 20 for grammar, 8 for spelling and punctuation)
In order to get full points, you must provide details from the book to prove or substantiate what you are writing.

1.  Write a letter to the author.  Include the following information:
* Your opinion of the book and why you feel this way about it (provide details from the book to justify your opinion)
            * A description of a scene or a part of the book that you really liked or didn't like
            * Something that you would change in the story

2. Write a letter to one of the characters in the story.  Include the following information:
            * Explain what you think about this character and why you feel this way (provide details
            from the story to justify your opinion)
            * Give the character advice about something: it can be advice about a problem that he/she needed to solve or about something that should have been done differently.
            * Below the letter explain who the character is.

3. Write a letter to a movie director and recommend that this book be turned into a movie.
          * Explain why the story would make a good movie (provide details from the story)
          * Describe one scene that would be especially great on film.  Explain what the scene would look like, who would play in it, what special effects you might use, etc.

Good luck!

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